Directed by Bob Clark
During a festive Yuletide party, a group of sorority sisters receive a creepy call from someone who claims he’s going to kill them all. The girls soon realize the threats were serious, when one by one, they each fall prey to the mysterious maniac. After directing two relatively ignored horror flicks which later became cult classics (CHILDREN SHOULDN’T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS & DEATHDREAM), a Christmas miracle made Bob Clark’s 1974 classic a hit. A huge influence on John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN, BLACK CHRISTMAS is frequently credited with helping spawn the slasher subgenre.
This horror classic about a killer stalking sorority girls on Xmas helped spawn the slasher genre.
Cast: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder
Immediately became one of my favorite slasher films. Feels very ahead of its time, content and characters. It was a huge influence to Carpenter's Halloween. A must-watch. Tens across the board!
The first real American slasher, still underrated but very well loved for a reason. Clever, funny, well-paced, and incredibly well acted - particularly by Olivia Hussey as Jess Bradford. Bob Clark’s taught, suspenseful direction still holds up and never feels dated or hokey. All around just a great horror flick that stands the test of time.
Ahhh. Nothing like a Canadian children’s choir singing Christmas carols to bring out one of the most iconic death scenes in horror cinema. ❤️
Doesn't get nearly as much love as it deserves. Very creepy stuff
Enjoyed this movie more than I thought I would. Acting is well done, but the pacing felt off in some places. Decent slasher film.